Desta Ethiopian Restaurant

Vegetarian Restaurant
12101 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75243 12101 Greenville Ave., Dallas Directions
Today 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM Open All Hours
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88% of 241 customers recommended

About this Business

  • Cuisine
    Ethiopian, International, Vegetarian, African, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Price
    $15-$30
  • Hours
    Sun
    10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
    Mon-Thu
    10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
  • Cuisine
    Ethiopian, International, Vegetarian, African, Cafe
  • Meals
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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  • Attire
    Casual
  • Alcohol
    Available
  • Parking
    Lot
  • Delivery
    Yes
  • Takeout
    Yes
  • Reservations
    Yes
  • Catering
    Yes
  • Good For Kids
    Yes
  • Good For Groups
    Yes
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Tips

250
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Report | a month ago
Food is great!!!!
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Report | 2 months ago
Great food. Good atmosphere. Nice staff.
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Report | 7 months ago
Great Ethiopian food. Stick with the classics-- tibbs, veggie sampler, and the like!
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Report | 7 months ago
Great place to eat
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Report | 10 months ago
Try the vegetables and injera! The are delicious!
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Report | 10 months ago
Food is amazing, and it's a great place to sit and really enjoy the food.
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Report | 10 months ago
If you are looking to try something different. It was a good experience. The server was helpful in instructing what to order, and how to eat without forks, and knives. This is traditional in Ethiopia. We tried the vegetable and meat sampler platter.
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Report | 10 months ago
Everything was great except the dessert. I had the tiramisu and it was still frozen, very disappointing. When I told the server there was only an apology, no offer of a different one or to remove it from the bill. Good service and good food, very friendly.
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Report | 11 months ago
Food is excellent
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Report | 11 months ago
Great food. Get the vegaterian plate, so good.
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In Amharic, the word desta means "happiness," and it appears throughout the Ethiopian restaurant known as Desta, gracing the menus, signs, and walls with a constant reminder of hope. Here, it's a mantra as much as a namesake, a tribute to the tragic past. In 2012, the owners of Desta—Yared and Yenni, a husband-and-wife pair returning home from a 16-hour shift—were fatally shot on their front porch, leaving behind an infant son. Months after the couple's death, Yared's sisters reopened Desta, dedicated to continuing Yared's dream so that his orphaned son might grow up in a world defined by desta rather than grief.

Whether in the sleek, minimalist décor or the menu of authentic Ethiopian cuisine, Yared and Yenni's legacy remains in every part of Desta's second iteration. Atop the wooden tables, entrees such as fish kitfo—a serving of extralean tuna seasoned with mitmita-hot-chili powder—accompanies helpings of injera bread, an Ethiopian staple that can be formed into a scoop to pick up food by hand. To the tune of the modern lounge’s grand piano, Desta’s friendly staff serves diners inside or on the patio, happy to offer suggestions or answer questions about any unfamiliar fare.

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10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Mon-Thu
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Fri-Sat
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
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Many people described the Atmosphere as Nice. Others thought:
+ 88%

  • Nice
  • Great
  • Neat
  • Clean
  • Excellent
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  • Slow
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Many people described the Bar as Large.
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Many people described the Price as Reasonable. Others thought:
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  • Reasonable
  • Discounted
  • Not Expensive
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  • Wrong
Many people described the Waitress as Helpful.
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Many people described the TV as Gigantic.
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Many people described the Ambiance as Nice.
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Many people described the Amount as Good.
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Many people described the Appetizer as Amazing.
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Many people described the Meal as Wonderful. Others thought:
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  • Wonderful
  • Enjoyable
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  • Not Good
  • Unenjoyable
Many people described the Neighborhood as Good.
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